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Weight Loss With Semaglutide

Are you struggling with weight loss and finding yourself unable to shed the extra pounds no matter how hard you try? If so, then physician assisted weight loss with semaglutide might be a great option for you. 

Semaglutide is an injectable medication that has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for treating obesity in adults who have not seen success with their weight loss efforts through diet and exercise alone. The New England Journal of Medicine shared that 70% of its participants had weight loss with Semaglutide.

In this blog post, we'll discuss what semaglutide is, how it works to aid in weight loss, its possible side effects and benefits, and the steps needed to get started on your path to safe physician-supervised weight management with semaglutide as part of your treatment plan.

What Is Semaglutide?

Have you been curious about the safety and efficacy of Semaglutide? With this medication being so novel (and making so many headlines) we are constantly getting asked about it.

Semaglutide is a glucagon-like peptide that works to limit hunger, reduce food cravings, and help you lose weight. It helps to increase the feeling of being full sooner so that less food is consumed at meals. In addition, it can also help to regulate blood glucose levels, aiding with diabetes control and further helping to promote weight loss.

For those with higher body mass indexes or weight-related health conditions, such as metabolic syndrome, high cholesterol, hypertension, insulin resistance, or Type 2 diabetes - it can be highly beneficial.

How Does Semaglutide Work?

Semaglutide is a GLP-1 receptor agonist developed to treat type 2 diabetes. The medication works by mimicking the action of an extracellular hormone, known as glucagon-like peptide-1 or GLP-1, which functions to connect nerve cells in the pancreas and trigger its ‘release’ hormones.

By stimulating this release process, Semaglutide helps to keep levels of sugar in the blood within a healthy range. It also helps to boost insulin production while suppressing appetite at the same time.

This dual mechanism provides efficient management of type 2 diabetes and ensures that patients can maintain stable blood sugar levels without putting added stress on their bodies.

How Is Semaglutide Used for Weight Loss?

Semaglutide is an injectable prescription medication that is being used for weight loss treatment. It works by mimicking a hormone found naturally in the body that helps to increase feelings of fullness and reduces cravings for food.

Semaglutide is most effective when it is used alongside healthy lifestyle changes such as eating a balanced diet, decreasing portion sizes, and exercising regularly.

Patients should discuss with their doctor how often semaglutide should be injected and if it's the best option for them based on their medical history and goals for weight loss.

Those using semaglutide must also remember to follow their doctor’s advice about drug interactions and side effects.

With the right plan and approach, semaglutide has been proven to help many people lose significant amounts of weight effectively and safely.

Are There Any Side Effects?

Although injectable glucagon is a safe option, there are potential side effects.

Some of the most common side effects include constipation, stomach pain, bloating, and indigestion. You may also experience fatigue, dizziness, nausea, or headaches.

If you have a family history of any kind of health concerns, you should let your physician know. This can be important since it can put you at a greater risk of side effects.

You should also let them know what kind of medications you are already taking. There is a chance that Semaglutide could interact with other medications, such as blood sugar-lowering varieties.

It can also interact with different oral medications since it slows down your stomach's process. This has the potential to affect how these medications are absorbed into your body.

You may need to time your medications and injections in a certain way to try to avoid this issue. Or you may have to change the types of oral medications you take.

Who Can Benefit From Semaglutide?

Semaglutide can be a terrific solution for those who are overweight or obese. Losing weight can be very difficult, but with the help of this medication,  it can become much simpler.

It's important to note that semaglutide is not for everyone. Your medical provider can help you determine if you are a good candidate. A diagnosis of diabetes is not a requirement, but it can be a requirement for insurance coverage.

Additionally, it should always be taken under the guidance of your doctor and may not be the best solution for everyone. Talk to your doctor about any health concerns you have and make sure that semaglutide is a safe option for you before starting it.

Semaglutide at Physician's Plan

At Physician's Plan, we provide the highest quality of care for our patients. We understand that losing weight can be difficult and time consuming, so we are here to help you reach your goals.

We offer semaglutide as part of a weight loss plan. If you are interested in learning more about semaglutide, reach out to us today. We look forward to helping you achieve the body and health that you desire.